Concrete Jungle is a continuing series of memories real and imagined from growing up at the edge of midwestern suburbs. Children’s neighborhood folklore, the late night creature feature, the no-mans lands between the wild and the tamed. This is where you can see man’s imprint begin and the animals that inhabit and adapt to that land. It’s as if James Audubon surveyed the American yard and rendered it in a blacklight poster.
About the Artist
Tod Kapke hails from the breadbasket of America and currently lives in Colorado. At the age of 14, he received his first camera and tried to recreate the sets and models of the old sci-fi films he grew up watching. His work has always been about the process as much as the photography. The work is a mix of mediums, photography, sculpture, painting, props, and set design. The ideas come from the idea of play and experimentation with a heavy influence from Saturday morning cartoons and American folklore.